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Manufacturing weekly earnings increase in May

Published by Stephanie Brooks on July 26, 2012

Manufacturing weekly earnings increased 2.6 per cent to $1,008.76 in May, according to Statistics Canada's most recent release.

This increase reflects the national earnings on all fronts, as average weekly earnings from all non-farm payroll employees grew 0.5 per cent from April.

The most notable growth in manufacturing was among those in wood products, transportation equipment, and food.

Year-over-year growth in average weekly earnings outpaced the national average of 2.5 per cent in five of the largest industrial sectors: construction; educational services; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and manufacturing.

Every province felt the increase, with Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador experiencing the highest jump.

In Saskatchewan, average weekly earnings were $897.80 in May, five per cent higher than 12 months earlier. Earnings in the province have been higher than the national average since August 2011.


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